Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Tag: amplify and reduce

  • Inviting Mara to tea

    Inviting Mara to tea

    “When we put down ideas of what life should be like, we are free to wholeheartedly say yes to our life as it is.” No matter how hard you try to be the best version of yourself, you will always have instances where fear, self-doubt, malice, or temptation rear their head and come to knock […]

  • Keep your appointment with life

    Keep your appointment with life

    “Our appointment with life is in the present moment. The place of our appointment is right here, in this very place.” Thich Nhat Hanh Learning to pause and recognize what is happening in the present moment is the first step in the practice of Radical Acceptance. The trouble is that the times when we need […]

  • Being ok with not being perfect

    Being ok with not being perfect

    As I’ve mentioned before, I struggle with beating myself up. I’m my own worst enemy. I’ve been trying to figure out how to accept myself as-is and yet not be seen as passive or ambivalent to my flaws. I’ve always felt like this should be possible and yet I can’t quite get there. After reading […]

  • Amplify and Reduce Goals for May 2022

    Amplify and Reduce Goals for May 2022

    Last month I started to experiment with some monthly habit changes designed around Cal Newport’s strategy for Cultivating a Deep Life. April felt good, so on that measure alone, I would count the first month a success. It’s a new month now so time to reflect and set up some new habits for May.

  • Breaking the trance of unworthiness

    Breaking the trance of unworthiness

    Every human has felt the sting of shame that we are somehow not good enough and that we don’t belong. For many, myself included, this shame can become a periodic (or even a semi-permanent) trance that clouds every experience. For me, these trances can last a few hours or more likely a few days. I’m […]

  • Questions to prepare for starting a professional coaching partnership

    Questions to prepare for starting a professional coaching partnership

    Here are some questions (and my answers) for preparing to start working with a professional coach. These questions would come in handy after making the choice to work with a specific person (see a list of questions on how to make that choice).

  • Time to get a coach

    Time to get a coach

    As noted in my amplify and reduce goals for the month, one of my habits that I want to amplify is getting feedback, and to do that this month I’m working on getting a coach.